Why the U.S. Farm Bill Matters
Duke experts emphasize the pivotal role the U.S. Farm Bill can play in addressing the 11% greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. As Congress approaches the bill’s reauthorization, its conservation and energy segments, which account for over 10% of the bill’s expenditures, are in focus. These sections, since 1985, have safeguarded vital natural resources, with recent allocations nearing $20 billion for conservation. Duke experts believe that the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill has the potential to transform agriculture into a key player in combating climate change.